21 Awarded Premier's Teacher Scholarships

23 August 2016

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today congratulated 21 teachers from across the State who received a Premier's Teacher Scholarship in recognition of their contribution to quality education.

Mr Piccoli said recipients were recommended by their peers, education specialists, industry professionals or their Principals.

"This program gives gifted teachers the opportunity to increase their depth of knowledge and further develop their teaching," Mr Piccoli said.

"Generous support from a number of sponsors allows recipients to undertake study tours and visit world-leading schools and centres of education.

"Teachers benefit by learning cutting-edge education practices, acquiring new teaching methods and skills, and expanding their professional networks.

"There is a wide area of study interest selected by recipients and it is pleasing that six teachers have chosen to focus on STEM education.

Areas to be studied this year include: future-focused language learning environments in Singapore, Japan and China and research programs to increase the number of girls studying economics, business and commerce in the USA and UK.

Since 1999, over 420 teachers across New South Wales have received Premier's Teacher Scholarships. All NSW teachers from government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

For further details about the NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships and the recipients visit http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/what-we-offer/awards-scholarships-and-grants/scholarships/premier-s-teacher-scholarships.

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